From the desk of Steve Shultz:
Pastor Theresa Phillips is a good and faithful friend in the Chicago area. I was surprised as I read this word by the Lord through her. This is the first time the Spirit fell on me in such strength, and tears streamed down my cheeks. It's alright if it doesn't hit you the same way. I'm only telling you because it was a clue to me of the power of this word.
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Releasing the Eternal Realm - It Will Start During the Holiday Season
Dream of the Holiday Cruise
I was caught in a dream sequence, vivid in holiday colors. That changed me on the spot, thank God! I saw golds, reds, greens – holiday colors which were more brilliant than I had ever seen.
In the dream I was on a Holiday Cruise Ship and I was to be the main speaker for an event. As I walked around this ship, I noticed so many people were stationed around the food galleries... All were eating like they had never eaten before. All along the floor were beings looking like humans, but not quite, and I said, "Go in the name of Jesus," and they fled off the ship very fast; no one noticed.
I soon realized people of all ages were preparing for me to speak; they began to move to the space designated. I was moved by this, for even in my dream I knew I was not a well-known person.
A man of prominence walked near me and he began to ask me questions about the Eternal Realm. As I started to answer him, abruptly he turned and walked away and boarded another cruise ship. I went after him, when a hand of grace slipped into mine and held me back. The Presence I knew was with me... He gave me peace. I refrained from pursuing this man.
As I continued to explore the ship, I was filled with great excitement, for this was a Holiday Cruise, and I had always wanted to be on one.
I glanced toward the food stations and noticed many were leaving to take their seats in the space I was to speak in. On my way to the podium, I stopped by a small alcove, noticing old benches laid out like ancient churches in the west during the old tent days. Still with me, the Presence moved me on... I moved as if I was gliding.
As I was asked to take a seat, I was not aware that many were bringing me jewelry and placing it in my handbag and on me. Bracelets of ruby and emeralds, rings for my fingers, and black onyx put in my bag... I was puzzled by this.
One at a time people were bringing me their own jewels and placing them in my hands. Bangle bracelets that were so large they could fit my upper arms – some even bigger! I placed them in my handbag so no one would feel like they were slighted in any way.
"It Will Start During the Holiday Season"
As all of this was happening, the Presence that was near me was emanating such joy toward me; so much so, all I could do was smile at the people who started to be drawn to me. I felt the joy of the Lord that gives each man strength to endure the greatness of God and the trials of man at the same time!
The Presence nudged me; "Look up, Theresa," He said. I did, and I saw the most marvelous sight: I saw my own husband, Robert, coming near me with his shofar wrapped on his arm as if they were one; he was arrayed in a gold, red and green-striped tunic that was made of silk. The colors vivid, and yet they seemed to blend as one also.
I heard, "He is a symbol of a company of Josephs to emerge. These ones have been refined by Father God. Totally sold out to the shedding of blood and ready to embrace their land, these ones are about to emerge, Theresa." The Presence said, "Be prepared for the next phase. It will start during the holiday season. Rejoice, Theresa, this is what My sons and daughters have wept for." Tears fell down my cheek and I rested on His shoulder.
I was so blessed by the beauty of what I had seen that I almost didn't realize it was time to go toward the front to speak. I merged toward my position on the platform, still wanting to stay embraced in the joy I was feeling. As I did, I was so overtaken with the Presence of our Lord's love and I noticed a cloud move in and the people were drawn into His Holy Presence like I had never seen before. They began to enjoy joy like never before, and they all cherished the Spirit of Jesus in each other. It was truly a marvelous sight, like in Psalm 133, the Unity Psalm.
Then from nowhere a lady known in the below, who once had the supernatural gold fall on her, came near me. I was so happy to see her I felt I had to ask her, "Where is the glory?"
She answered, "So many people have faked it and I refuse to be a part of it." My heart broke with love for her. I said, "Dearly loved of the Lord, so many buy jewels and yet they still look for heavenly ones. Do not stop the Presence or feel you can deny it." She fell into my arms and wept like a baby. The room filled with the awe of God, and as I looked out, I saw that all the people were now dressed in white. They had somehow changed... the room filled with the fragrance of cedar and myrrh and the smell of baking bread. I knew this was to be a holiday season worth remembering. I began to be truly thankful. For I was not the speaker after all! He was. His Presence is EVERYTHING.
As I awoke from this dream I could still feel the woman's arms around me. I'm not positive, but it almost felt like my blouse was dampened with tears.
The room was filled with His Presence. Then I heard the voice of that Presence speak so clearly, "Theresa, I am about to show many of My sons and daughters during this holiday season they are worth a lot more than rubies and emeralds. I will cause them to shine like a faceted jewel. The Year of the Jewel will begin. I will begin to have My people shine. I am about to remove many demonic forces that have bound My people to things that are carnal (food stations)."
John 6:26-27 Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."
"I am about to release a heavenly glory on the earth, and many will walk away (the refined gentlemen that left the ship). Do not be hurt by them, I love them too."
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.
Fresh Dreams Will Be Released
"I am about to remind people of their dreams and visions. I am about to restore the dreamer, especially NOW. I am doing this NOW. I am revisiting the dreamer – fresh dreams to be released!
Genesis 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
This Season Has Started!
"I am about to share the joys of the realms of the eternal to ALL who have an ear to hear in the below. I am about to pour out blessings where man can't hold them (the bracelets which did not fit my wrists but fit my upper arms).
"I will give to My house honor, grace and beauty, and favor (the beautiful ship). I am about to bring forth many who have been hidden (the ancient benches/faithful ones), and I will allow them to shine. Gold, ruby, and emerald stones, these stones will soon be sought after spiritually; they represent the sign of nobility. I will make a noble house, and a noble people will begin to emerge this holy days season, and it has already started," says the Lord. "This season has started!
"Now go tell My people to rejoice this season, for I am visiting them with surprises of hope (myrrh), endurance (gold), and substance (frankincense) like the visitors I had as a Child. I am sharing them with the world while you give thanks this season. Remember, I will never leave you or forsake you, My people," says the Almighty One (see Hebrews 13:5). "Always remember the poor and I will lift you up."
As I listened to this precious word, my spirit felt the urge to share with the reader about these symbols:
GOLD: Gold refers to kingship and heavenly foundation. Meaning splendor. Gold usually refers to WISDOM. Also, glory and holiness. Simply put, the spiritual meaning is very closely related to how we see fine gold today; it is a sign of wealth, rare, valuable, special, pure, refined, beautiful, durable, and does not corrode away. Heavenly realm.
RUBY: (Son of Jacob: Reuben) known as the "King of Gems." Rubies are lighter in weight and are a foundational stone in the breastplate (see references below). Rubies are number 6 on the wall of Heaven, called sardius (see Revelation 21:20). A gemstone meaning: the glory of God, splendor, brightness, magnificence and beauty.
References include: Exodus 28:17, 39:10; Proverbs 8:11, 31:10, Job 28:18, Ezekiel 28:13.
EMERALD: (Son of Jacob: Judah) In the second row of the breastplate; precious. A gemstone meaning: the glories of God and His saints, fresh, flourishing, essence of life, growth, integrity, new life, increase and prosperity.
The fourth son of Jacob was named Judah, which means "Praise" be to God. It's in the praise we will see many come forth from what seemed to be the ash heap.
"I will refine the speech of My people with praise. Many who felt that they could not BE for God will emerge and shine in a fresh outpouring of My glory," says the Lord.
Other references for this stone include: Exodus 28:18, 39:11; Ezekiel 27:16, 28:13; Revelation 4:3, 21:15-21.
ONYX: A stone for engraving, such as for a royal signet ring.
Note here about the names of the sons of Jacob: Onyx, which is black, stands for Joseph. Joseph was hidden until the appointed time. "NOW IS THE TIME," says the Lord. "COME FORTH JOSEPHS."
References include Genesis 2:12; Exodus 28:20; Job 28:16; Ezekiel 28:13.
Dear Jesus, I pray earnestly for Your people to behold the beauty of Your Presence and to allow themselves to receive this word. I pray in the Presence of the Almighty that You would grant freshness to each dream and vision. I ask You to continue to encourage and bless Your people in these times of trials. I ask that praise would remain on all our lips and we will see You move. Grant us, O Lord, ears to hear, eyes to see, and hands to reach out to those in need, and feet to move swiftly to run the race. I ask You to bless every reader and dreamer, IN Jesus' name, Amen.
Chicago Prophetic Voice
Theresa Phillips is the presiding Bishop of Praise Ministries. She recently formed The Encounter, a sub-ministry of PMI Glory Institute that reaches out to area churches to develop intimate relationships with Jesus. Theresa is dedicated to helping you encounter the living God and be filled with His never-ending glory. Pastor Theresa and her husband Robert have started an online publication called Chicago Prophetic Voice. This online publication is intended to help you see and hear the unseen and unheard realms of God as they are portrayed in the written Scriptures of the Holy Bible.